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by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3881

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Nope. Immeasurability is also something we have. The goodness of cheese, the loveliness of a work of art, the cuteness of kittens, the nastiness of cats, these are all fundamentally non-measurable. Measuring some alternative like how many people think cats are nasty is not measuring the nastiness o...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3881

Re: What could make morality subjective?

with some proxy that can be measured, and then claim the proxy as the actual thing. If not, take that and give it a fancy title. Proxy-measurement is all you have! That is epistemology for you. If you don't like it, then you have simply failed to deal with the limitations of the human condition. No...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3881

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Murder and Genocide is right by any definition!! 8) What does that mean in practice? Are you suggesting that we should all go out and begin murdering people and committing genocide? It was a joke I thought up. But seriously? " Should " we all go out and begin murdering people * ? I can't speak for ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3881

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Give me an example where murder and genocide are right. When I am in a room with a hundred other people whom I managed to annihilate with extreme prejudice (murder AND genocide for all who are not me), I just have to place my left shoulder against the wall, then turn my head to the right and voila!...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

Read Robert Greene's works. You may change your mind on your definitions of 'morality' as something literally 'universal'. What you might think is 'universal' value is actually universal acceptance of No-univeral-values. I argue that Totality cannot occur without contradiction. This then means that ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Personally, I see BOTH as perspectively correct. And therein lies the problem. To be 'complete' in some universal logic, it may be ill-fated for requiring trivialize satisfaction. But it is nevertheless 'true' of Totality and if one wants to understand reality, one has to recognize the 'superiority'...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

Veritas, can I suggest an author to read regarding practical arguments of why seemingly odd behaviors work regardless of being relatively 'immoral' (universally) and how IF you HAVE 'morals' that FIT with being most universal, the same rules of behavior still work in your favor? I suggest reading an...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

To be more technical, for (1), you are asserting, [1.0] (X is Immoral) if justified " which is identical to [1.1] "If [(X is Immoral) & (X is justified Immoral)], then (X is Immoral)" ..........[Antecedent]..........................................[Consequent] Take the Antecedent and note what this...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 50
Views: 3333

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

To me nothing is a state of affair that there is no thing. There are things that are opposite to each other, like positron and electron, good and evil, etc. Therefore, nothing is the neutral state of affair. You mean like that the opposite of a 'thing', such as matter (s), is 'space' rather than a ...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 50
Views: 3333

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

Opposite of thing is not nothing. "Nothing" is a compound of "No thing" or "Not (even) one thing". So "not nothing" means "not (not even one thing)" or ..."something". The contradicting opposite of "No thing" is "Some thing", not "All things", which is its contrary. Because I begun with ONLY one th...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

READ and interpret the rest in context. You only save grace of it NOT being an insult if you mean that "YOU do not understand what he is saying." I understand perfectly well what he is saying. "I am not wrong" "All the counter-evidence you are providing is not proving me wrong" The term, "not smart...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 50
Views: 3333

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

Aren’t you really trying to prove a negative? I figure this statement suffices (if there is no X without a complement) to argue this: Let X = Absolutely Nothing. Then non-(Absolutely Nothing) exists necessarily. That is, we have at least Absolutely Something necessarily for absolutely nothing suffi...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

It's an assertion. A statement of fact. Not an insult. The decision-procedure I used to assert his "dumbness" was explicitly stated. Leave your feelings at the door. But to insult his point as 'dumb' Pay attention..... IT IS NOT AN INSULT. It is an assertion. READ and interpret the rest in context....
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I think you're kinda being a "skep- dick " here by calling him 'dumb'. It's an assertion. A statement of fact. Not an insult. The decision-procedure I used to assert his "dumbness" was explicitly stated. Leave your feelings at the door. But to insult his point as 'dumb', you require being certain t...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I know that I know that I know that I am correct. No one has been able to even begin to form any counter-example showing that I am not correct. It's not our job to give you a counter-example, Pete. That's your job. If you can't prove yourself wrong then your idea is not even wrong . If you don't ta...